Toxigenic Pasteurella multocida in rabbits with naturally occurring atrophic rhinitis.

In a commercial rabbitry nasal swabs were taken from 36 animals with enzootic upper respiratory disease resembling porcine atrophic rhinitis. 35 Pasteurella multocida strains were isolated from 17 rabbits. Among 30 strains tested for dermonecrotic toxin production 3, derived from 3 animals, were positive in the guinea pig skin test. 15 Bordetella… (More)